Below are several resource development projects that we have undertaken collaboratively with government agencies and other educational groups across Canada. See Current and completed projects for a more complete list of the groups that have commissioned us to create resources on their behalf.

Alberta Education online teaching resources for Social Studies

An extensive series of hundreds of lesson plans and teacher support materials in English and French to help teachers use critical thinking to teach every outcome in the K-12 social studies curriculum for Alberta

Alberta Education Online Guide . . . “the single best additional resource we have . . . these are excellent.”

Social Studies PD coordinator

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

A series of 44 lesson plans available in English and French to help youth from ages 11-18 think critically about 13 famous mysteries in Canadian history. This site received the 2008 Pierre Berton Award by the National History Society.

“We think you are doing the best teacher support material in the country...”

John Lutz, Co-director, Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History, University of Victoria

Library and Archives Canada

Various sets of online and print resources that help students use primary documents to learn about people and events in Canadian history:

Statistics Canada

Two online series of resources:

  • two case studies and 5 lesson plans at the secondary and post-secondary level available in English and French on measuring the value of goods and services produced by ecosystems
  • eight lesson plans available in English and French to help teachers make use of the results of the 2006 Census across a range of subject areas.

The new 2006 Census Teacher’s Kit activities from The Critical Thinking Consortium are a perfect example of authentic learning that engages students in exploring, synthesizing and applying new knowledge.

Chief, Education Outreach, Statistics Canada


A series of student videos and teacher print resources available in English and French to introduce and support students of all ages in thoughtful social action